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Daylight Saving Time
From the Atlantic Monthly
"...car accidents are, on average, 7 percent likelier on the
Monday just after the start of Daylight Saving Time--when most people lose
and hour of sleep as the result of turning clocks ahead--than on the
preceding and subsequent Mondays. (Accidental deaths of all sorts rise,
typically by 6 percent for several days after the time change.) This
phenomenon, documented last year by a researchaer at the University of
British Columbia ... Correspondingly, the number of car accidents falls
by 7 percent on the Monday in October following the end of Daylight
Saving Time, when the clocks are turned back."
Take extra care the next couple of days and don't forget to set
your clock ahead tonight.
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